Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.

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19.Sep.2018


Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products

The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world's fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within its limits.

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18.Sep.2018


Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday there is no reason to delay the testimony of Christine Bassley Ford, and an invitation for her to appear before the committee on Monday stands.

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18.Sep.2018


Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on

Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence's historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home.

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18.Sep.2018


Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago.

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18.Sep.2018


Over 267,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

More than 267,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

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18.Sep.2018


Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against top court pick

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, adding that he wants his nominee confirmed quickly.

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18.Sep.2018


Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department

President Donald Trump will make the final decision on the number of refugees allowed into the United States after consulting with Congress, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.

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18.Sep.2018


Trump administration eases rule on methane leaks on public land

The Trump Administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease regulations on the industry.

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18.Sep.2018


Doubts arise over whether Trump court nominee's accuser will testify

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing set for next Monday, raising questions about whether the high-stakes public showdown will take place.

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18.Sep.2018


Friend of U.S. high court nominee asks not to speak publicly on alleged assault

Mark Judge, a man identified as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday he does not want to speak publicly on the matter.

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18.Sep.2018


California physician, girlfriend charged with rape

A California surgeon and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of drugging and raping two women, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, adding that police were investigating the possibility that they victimized other women.

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18.Sep.2018


After Florence floods, the uninsured awaken to painful reality

Flood insurance was far from Stephanie Walker's mind in 2015 when she moved her family into a home in Fayetteville in central North Carolina, nearly 200 miles (320 km) from the coast.

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18.Sep.2018


Assault claim against Trump court nominee eases pressure on vulnerable Democrats

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation as a way of reassuring conservative voters in congressional elections just weeks away.

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18.Sep.2018


SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC charges they hid 'Blackfish' impact

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former Chief Executive James Atchison will pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they misled investors about the negative impact of the documentary "Blackfish" on the company.

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18.Sep.2018


Lawsuit targets Massachusetts utility over deadly gas explosions

A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week's deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its distribution system.

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18.Sep.2018


Utah woman who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart to be released

A street preacher's wife who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will walk out of a Utah prison next week after serving 15 years for her part in a kidnapping that focused national attention on the issue of crime against children.

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18.Sep.2018


U.S. judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots despite concerns

A federal judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots for the November election, citing the potential for last-minute confusion, but expressed concern that the state's electronic machines could be vulnerable to hacking.

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18.Sep.2018


Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source

A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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18.Sep.2018


Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, complicating what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process.

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18.Sep.2018


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